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motor area

[′mōd·ər ‚er·ē·ə]
(neuroscience)
The ascending frontal gyrus containing nerve centers for voluntary movement; characterized by the presence of Betz cells. Also known as Broadman's area 4; motor cortex; pyramidal area.
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2012) have found that T2DM groups with HF have greater impairment in attention, executive functioning and motor areas.
Significant activations are found in the ipsilateral and contralateral primary motor cortex and in the supplementary motor area (SMA).
48] The primary motor cortex works in association with other motor areas to plan and execute simple movements.
Hearing and motor areas of Mathieu's brain appear to be healthy, the researchers add.
Taking over the left motor area, which used to handle modal percepts, the brain used it to handle words, or neutral phonemic strings that it came to associate systematically with the modal percepts handled by the corresponding motor areas of the right hemisphere.
Measuring patient responses by electromyography (EMG) reveals the locations of the vital motor areas inside the brain.
Jancke L, Shah N and Peters M (2000): Cortical activations in primary and secondary motor areas for complex bimanual movements in professional pianists.
Enhanced activation of the premotor and presupplementary motor areas of the lesioned hemisphere were also observed during gait.
All oral motor areas are fairly functional except her tongue is weak and uncoordinated, and she has a hypersensitive gag.
When dancers observed and simulated another dancer's movements, brain regions classically associated with both action simulation and action observation were active, including inferior parietal lobule, singulate and supplementary motor areas, ventral premotor cortex, superior temporal sulcus and primary motor cortex.